In the not too distant past, workers were usually satisfied with a two-week holiday on the beach as a way to refresh themselves. But with the rise of Instagram and travel blogging, more and more workers in the UK are feeling the pull to quit their jobs altogether to travel the world as a nomad.
In fact, as summer approaches, almost half (48%) of the UK workforce have declared a passion to abandon their careers, sling on a backpack and turn travel into their full-time occupation.
Running a nationwide survey of 2,000 people, Inghams have uncovered just what the UK has on their bucket lists, with travel being by far the most popular activity.
Unfortunately, 22% of respondents also claimed that they aren’t given enough annual leave by their employers to travel to the destinations they most want to visit. Sadly, this can leave workers with little option when it comes to travel, as they face the option of taking unpaid leave from work, which can increase the overall cost of travel. For many, this simply isn’t a financially viable option, which can leave employees feeling resentful of their employer.
A workable alternative could be taking shorter trips, or arranging them to coincide with bank holidays. This way, less holiday allowance is used, and workers are still able to visit landmarks and destinations without sacrificing the entirety of their annual leave.